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Bethany Risch-Enright-Marino
October 10, 1976 - January 31, 2018


Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:23 AM

Happy 1st Birthday in Heaven,
Bethany no words could ever express how much I miss you, I think about you and miss you every single day!! I’m trying to remember the happy times but it’s not easy knowing the pain you felt. One of the notes you left behind read “I’m unloved, I’m alone, I’m a fool”. On earth You were never any of these. I know if you had held in by now you would have seen this. In heaven you are so loved, never alone and acting like a silly fool. Until we are together again I will hold you close in my heart!!!
All my love, Auntie

Auntie Jacquie Walker (Lake Luzerne, NY)

Monday, April 23, 2018 10:08 PM

In 2003 I moved to Rhode Island from Boston.... I was sad to leave home, I was lonely and didn't really know anyone. In 2004, one of the prettiest gals I'd ever seen walked up to me with the biggest smile at the Father Daughter Dance and said HI!!! I see you everyday at the bus stop.... we should hang out sometime! My loneliness was gone.... You saved me my Bethy.... you immediately became my best friend and you saved me! That next summer I introduced you to sea glass.... we spent hours upon hours digging in the grossest places and you always seem to be the one getting knocked over by a rogue wave! We were going to start a sea glass jewelry business together..... I created my first piece which was the MOST hideous thing I'd ever seen..... but you wore it with pride and told everyone we knew.... Tracy made this!! Can you believe it!? You were so proud of me! Bethy.... I know you always thought it was me trying to "save" you and that irritated you sometimes.... but you should know..... you saved me! I'll love you forever my Bethy! <3
Tracy (Coventry)

Sunday, April 01, 2018 9:19 PM

It is with a heavy heart that I am offering my deepest condolences to the family of Beth. We were in nursing school together, I was so lucky to have known her, what a phenomenal person! When I was struggling she was supportive and encouraging. We laughed and cried each striving for a better life. I have wonderful memories of her gracefulness, kindness and generosity. I am sorry that we lost touch, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. She has enriched my life just by knowing her. Wishing you peace and love.
Leslie
Leslie Mariorenzi (COVENTRY, RI)

Thursday, March 29, 2018 11:00 AM

To Beth's family and friends. I met Bethany in 2009 at RIH. My son was severely injured and paralyzed and left for rehab hospitals often but came back to RIH always. Beth was one of the best nurses my son and i had met over the years, he passed in 2013. She was gentle, competent and a very caring person. I was always relieved when Beth was on duty and was my sons nurse. I found out last night through Shonna's post. She is another great nurse. They made my son comfortable and we shared laughs and tears together. Life is indeed a mystery as to why bad things happen. I like to think they are in the heaven that we imagine it to be. We will be reunited with them again some day. I am quite sure your Bethany made the lives of other patients she took care of much better. I am so deeply saddened by this and wish her family love and peace while finding their way through their grief.
Kathleen Kilcline (Coventry, RI)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 8:14 PM

Beth,
I want you to know how very much I love you.
You were my best friend for so so long. All throughout nursing school and beyond. You were my Maid of Honor. You were all I had, my only light in the dark. I’m so sorry that time and space took us away from each other- but you were always on my mind and in my heart. I always thought we would just catch up soon and be the inseparable duo that conquered RIH- but I let you slip away and now you’re gone. I hope you know how much I love you- and how much EVERYONE loved you. Your family, your friends, your coworkers. We all loved you so very much.
We are just now finding out that you are gone. And it is so hard to process.
So many people love and remember you Beth.
You will always be a part of me. I am so sorry that I was not there.
Shonna Wilt (Warwick, RI)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:14 PM

Bethany you always made me smile at nursing school and I always loved your your bulldogs thank you for being so kind
Laurie Snolenski (East Hartford, CT)

Friday, February 23, 2018 6:47 PM

I don't know where to begin, having known you since we were 13. So many memories as kids, teens and adults. I remember Pat introducing me to you and me loving you from that moment. (What was there not to like). Planning weddings, babies. I was so honored being the godmother of Marissa and Brianna and you being Victoria's. Then when you became a nurse, I called you with every ailment expecting a diagnosis. I always loved being in your company, no matter what we did we always had fun. Made up silly games like crawling across the pool on a 2x4 to couples truth or dare. Nothing made me happier than seeing my cousin so happy, you guys adored each other. You were an amazing mother to the girls. From sports to just being there. Life happens and we lost each other for a few years. I was so happy when you reached out to me. I missed you so much and made sure you knew that. For weeks we talked almost every day and caught up on life. Our last day together, I will never forget. I picked you up and we had no idea where we were going, I just drove. We talked, laughed, cried, laughed, sang, laughed, and you complained about my driving a million times. We went from little villages, to passing fields of cows til we finally made our way to Narragansett. I remember you texting me and telling me it was such a beautiful day. Beth, it truly was. I wish we had more of those beautiful days. I promised you I’d always be there for you, and I will. I promise to keep your spirit alive. I promise to be there for the girls.
I bought bracelets for the girls, Mary, my mother, and Dawn to wear in honor of you. I wear it everyday and think of you....until we meet again beautiful, please watch over us all. Own those wings Bethy!!!

Colleen Lavallee (Cranston, RI)

Friday, February 23, 2018 6:42 PM

My sweet angel I’m sorry that life took us in different directions but I never stopped thinking of your beautiful smile !!!!!! The day we ran back into each other was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders .... I’m so glad that we where both shopping at the same time that day !!!!! You got to hold my sweet baby and it was a reminder how it was when Marisa was born we where inseparable the (4) of us !!! I still am in disbelief that your gone ... fly with the angels, till we meet again I love you always

Lacey Grenier (Coventry, RI)

Thursday, February 22, 2018 9:10 AM

Beth, where do I begin….. My heart is shattered – There are so many great memories. We had so much fun together it did not matter if we were out for drinks, concerts, bowling, shopping, dancing, fishing or just hanging at the house playing games (you loved CLR) or sitting by the fire. There are so many memories one of my favorite being one of the last when we stayed up until 2:30 laughing, crying, singing and then talked in bed until you fell asleep (sorry for sneaking out LOL) I am going to miss your pretty smile and your laugh, especially when you would lose control and start snorting. That was always my favorite. You had a heart of gold and loved everyone so deeply. Always wanting to make everyone happy right down to putting the burgers or hotdogs in the buns for everyone at your cook outs- That cracked me up. You were an amazing mother, daughter, daughter in law, sister, wife and best friend. I don’t know how I am going to get through this life without you my friend. I miss you every day. It has been 27 days since I have seen your beautiful face. There is not a day that goes by that I don't want to call you or for you to call me so I could sing Beth I hear you calling. We had so many more things that we planned to do. You are loved and missed by many wonderful people. I Love you!!!!
Dawn (Coventry, RI)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:36 AM

Beth, we’ve been best friends since we were 15. I still can’t believe you’re gone. So many memories together, my heart is broken, I don’t have words to describe the pain of losing you. I love you. We will always be “the two Beths”
Bethanie Picerno (Cranston, RI)
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